Dhami Gau Chicken Farming Co-op
photos by Terry Madsen
The residents of Dhami Gau, Nuwakot, Nepal, lived a happy and normal rural farm life before the devastating April 2015 earthquake hit. Fifteen families lived in the village of Dhami Gau, and all of their houses and outbuildings collapsed in the quake. Some families relocated, but most had nowhere else to go. Realizing the pain of the earthquake victims, People's Development Foundation (PDF) supported the remaining families with relief materials right after the earthquake. PDF provided temporary shelters, and then supported fifteen victim families by building permanent houses.
Ramji Upaddhya is one farmer who stayed in Dhami Gau. He has a small family with five members--his old widow mother, two children (one son and a daughter), his wife and himself. Now, with a stable home, he and the other families in the village need your help to build this chicken farm co-op.
Now, PDF and Mind the Gap Worldwide would like to support these families through an income generating project: a chicken farming co-op.
Total cost for this project is $28,000. PDF needs Mind the Gap Worldwide to contribute $17,000. PDF will cover $8,000. The families will also contribute the rest of the cost so they will feel invested and motivated toward success. Once this farming co-op is completed, it will become self-sustaining and allow the families to generate a profit. Over time, this will lift their economic situation significantly.